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Variance Request Involving Mission of Hope Warehouse Scheduled for June 21st

AGENDA – Peru ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS, WEDNESDAY, June 21, 2017 @ 7:00 PM CALL MEETING TO ORDER PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL APPROVAL of April 19, 2017 and May 17, 2017 minutes. OPEN FLOOR to public hearing APPLICATION: Use Variance: Z-2017-020 Shawn Agoney Use Variance – Modular 1060 Fuller Rd. Peru, NY 12972 Use Variance: Z-2017-021 […]

Proposals Requested to Redevelop Former Frontier Town Theme Park in Essex County

Redevelopment Proposals Are Due On Friday, July 28  Request for Proposals Available Here Empire State Development (ESD) this week issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to redevelop a nearly 300 acre, former outdoor recreation facility in North Hudson, Essex County. The RFP follows Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Master Plan to establish a “Gateway to the […]

Adirondack Farms Supporting Peru’s Youth

  By John T. Ryan Peru – Jake Swyers of Adirondack Farms was at the controls of a small loader this morning at Laphams Mills Park as Field #3 infield was being transformed from a grass to a clay surface. Peru Youth Commission Vice-Chair Jennifer Madore explained, “In May 2015, Adirondack Farms volunteered the men […]

The Votes Have Been Counted

Peru CSD Annual Meeting & Election Results Budget Proposition #1 Yes – 392 No – 175 Bus Proposition #2 Yes – 416 No – 151 Library #3 Yes – 389 No – 177 Board Member Elected Linda Morgan, 446 votes Total Ballots Cast 569

Here’s a Great Place to go Today

The Rulfs Orchard Farmstand Grand Opening is underway. (Saturday, May 6th) Special drawings and activities underway. The store is open until 7 p.m. WOKO is present till 1 p.m. Adults and kids are having a great time and the Apple Blossom Florist is fully staffed! Click here for more Peru Gazette photos 

Public Hearing Scheduled for Procedural Changes in Dog Law

The Town of Peru, Town Board has scheduled a Public Hearing at 6:45 PM on Monday May 8, 2017.  The purpose of the Public Hearing will be to hear the Public Concerns on the newly revised Local Law on Dog Control.  The regular meeting will follow at 7:00 PM.  The meeting is open to all. […]

Remillard Excels IN NYC and Boston Marathons

By John T. Ryan Peru – People living in or near the Peru hamlet undoubtedly recall Charles Remillard. He’s the tall, red-headed young man we saw running by our homes as a member of the Peru High School Track Team. Graduating in 2011, Charles went on to star for the SUNY Oneonta Red Dragons. Today, […]

Mission of Hope Zoning Application in Limbo

By John T. Ryan Peru – The North Country Mission of Hope’s non-conforming use application for the former K of C Hall/Fitness Center at 3452 Route 22 was not approved by the Peru Zoning Board of Appeals at its Wednesday, April 19th meeting. Mission of Hope Board President Sally Kokes told the Peru Gazette, “It […]

Upcoming Clinton County Historical Association Events

31st Annual Peru K of C Charity Golf Tournament

Peru – St. Augustine’s Knights of Columbus Council 7273 Bill McBride Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Friday, June 16th at the Adirondack Golf and Country Club. The tournament is dedicated to its former chairman, Bill McBride Jr., who passed away on February 28th. Shotgun start at 10 a.m. Obtain entry forms and information […]

New IT Specialist Hired at Emergency Meeting

By John T. Ryan Peru – The Peru Town Board conducted an emergency meeting on Wednesday, March 29th. According to the minutes the purpose was to hire and introduce the town’s new IT provider, Patrick Garsow, and to learn his top three priorities. Garsow told the board that over the next 30 days he would implement […]

Sewer System Failure Results in Release of Untreated Sewage

By John T. Ryan Peru – Peru’s aging sewer infrastructure became strikingly clear during the heavy April 6/7/8 rainfall as a red light flashed at the Maiden Lane lift station. Lift station pumps couldn’t handle the combined storm water-sewage flow resulting in approximately 500 gallons of untreated liquid flowing into the nearby brook and one […]

Assemblyman Jone’s 2017 Women of Distinction Announced

From the Office of Assemblyman Billy Jones   Throughout the month of March, Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) received almost 100 nominations in honor of Women’s History Month for his upcoming 2017 Women of Distinction Awards. Award recipients will be honored at a ceremony this weekend. Jones noted, “This event will serve as a great opportunity to […]

Anti-hunger groups praise NY farm-to-foodbank tax credit | NCPR News

Source: Anti-hunger groups praise NY farm-to-foodbank tax credit | NCPR News

DiNapoli: Increase in Older Inmates Challenges New York’s Prison System

New York’s prison population is decreasing, but the number of inmates age 50 and over rose 46 percent from 2007 to 2016, according to a report issued today by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. While data detailing inmate health care costs by age groups is not readily available in New York, DiNapoli’s report […]

DEC Issues Draft Buck Pond Campground Management Plan

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today released the Draft Buck Pond Campground Unit Management Plan (UMP) for review. The draft UMP would guide management actions for the Buck Pond Public Campground over the next five years. The campground is located on County Route 60, also known as Gabriels-Onchiota Road, .4 mile […]

Liberty’s Garage is Still in Good Hands

By John T. Ryan Peru – Liberty’s Garage is a Peru institution. Jack Liberty operated the garage for 25 years. In 1995, Chazy native Jim Champagne purchased the business and successfully operated it until cancer took his life on August 31, 2016. Karen Champagne, Jim’s wife of 38 years, faced a life-changing decision. Would she […]

Maplefields Plans Major Expansion

Peru – Once all approvals are acquired, the Maplefields Convenience Store/Gas Station at 654 Bear Swamp will be ungoing a tear-down and major expansion. Plans have been filed with the Peru Code Enforcement Office and a site-plan will be reviewed by the Planning Board at its Wednesday, April 12th meeting. Plans detail a 5,280 sq. […]

AGENDA (Corrected) – ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

April 19, 2017 @ 7:00 PM, TOWN OF PERU CALL MEETING TO ORDER PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL APPROVAL of March 15, 2017 minutes. OPEN FLOOR to public hearing APPLICATION: Continuation of a Nonconforming Use: Z-2017-0019 North Country Mission of Hope Continuation of a Nonconforming Use- 3452 Route 22B Peru, NY 12972 ANY FURTHER BUSINESS CEO […]

Happy April Fools Day 2017

Former Town Court Office Transformed

Peru – A Town Hall room once occupied by Peru’s two town justices, two secretaries and court records has been transformed into a room suitable for board executive sessions, conferences and employee breaks. Executive sessions had been held in the small town supervisor’s office. Supervisor Peter Glushko said the work was done by Water/Sewer/Parks Department […]

Springtime in Peru, NY – March 25, 2017

A Message on NYS Education Trends from NYS Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli

Today, my office issued a report detailing regional trends in education funding, enrollment, and conditions across the state. The report analyzes school district financial and demographic information from nine separate regions outside of New York City. Investments in New York’s public schools are vital at both the state and local level. By examining regional comparisons […]

At the United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. Annual Meeting and Recognition Dinner on Saturday, March 4th, 2017, Bruce & Marge Garcia, were the recipients of the 33rd Annual Dorothy & Alan Booth Distinguished Citizen Award. John Bernardi, CEO of United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. said, “Bruce and Marge are outstanding people. […]

Register Online For Peru Youth Commission’s Summer & Fall Programs

2017 TOWN OF PERU YOUTH COMMISSION **NEW ONLINE REGISTRATION** (TOWN OF PERU RESIDENTS ONLY) TOWNOFPERU.RECDESK.COM March 15th to April 15th You must create an account using parent’s information, then you must add your children as members of the same household. You will receive an email confirmation once your account has been approved. Once approved you […]

DEC Announces 2016 is Safest Year for New York Hunters

Despite Four Fatalities, DEC Records Lowest Number of Hunting-Related Shooting Incidents on Record The State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today that the 2016 hunting season in New York had only 13 hunting-related shooting incidents, the lowest number on record since DEC began compiling hunting-related shooting statistics in 1958. “Hunting is a proud tradition […]

Former Peru Resident’s War Service Featured in Florida Newspaper

Click here for story on Duane Waterman’s Life and Military Service  Thank you to Maureen McMurty for making The Peru Gazette aware of this story.

Chazy River Near Champlain on Sunday

Click here to view Hometown Cable Video 

DiNapoli Report Highlights Regional Education Trends

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli issued a report today detailing regional trends in education funding, enrollment and conditions across the state. The report analyzes school district financial and demographic information from nine separate regions outside of New York City. “Investments in New York’s public schools are vital at both the state and local […]

Schneiderman: Those Who Pollute Our Environment Will Be Brought to Justice

Mahoney’s Auto Mall and Employee Andrew Fuller Plead Guilty to Environmental Law Crimes; Must Pay $187,500 in Fines CANTON – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced the conviction of Mahoney’s Auto Mall, Inc. (“Mahoney’s”) and its employee, Andrew Fuller, for violations of the Environmental Conservation Law […]

Proposal to Reduce Zoning Board from Seven to Five Members

The Town of Peru, Town Board has scheduled a Public Hearing on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 6:45 PM. The Purpose of the Public Hearing will be to hear the public concerns on a local law amending the Local Law #2 of 2013 of the Town of Peru, concerning Zoning Board of Appeals Manning Reduction. […]

A Lifetime Caring for People

By John T. Ryan Peru – Dr. Merritt Spear’s longtime friend Nancy Fegan expressed the sentiments of many people when she said, “He’s there when you need him.”  His friends, family and associates agree that those words can be applied to his practice of medicine, pubic service, military service, politics and most importantly family. This […]

Get Ready to Dial 518 to Phone Your Neighbor

Please watch the explanation on Calvin Castine’s Home Town Cable

NYS Comptroller DiNapoli Comments on Gov. Cuomo’s Executive Budget

DiNapoli: Executive Budget Reduces Out-Year Gaps, Diminishes Independent Oversight Federal Funding Questions Pose Increased Risk for State The $162.2 billion Executive Budget includes proposals to address infrastructure needs while reducing out-year gaps, but shifts some spending off-budget and would expand Executive authority to reshape spending and programs without legislative input, according to a report released […]

A Brief Video Explaining the North Country Mission of Hope Mission

Research Explores Birch Syrup Production for Maple Sugarmakers

Lake Placid, NY; February 8, 2017. The farmer-driven Northern New York Agricultural Development Program has posted the results of a project exploring opportunities for regional maple sugarmakers to produce birch syrup at www.nnyagdev.org. Four sugarhouses participated in the 2015-2016 birch syrup project; one each in Clinton, Essex, Franklin and Jefferson counties. ‘All species of birch […]

“Global Warming Has Come to the North Country”

The Alice T. Miner Museum Presents Climate Change in the North Country – A Talk by Dr. Curt Stager Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Chazy, N.Y.—The Alice T. Miner Museum is pleased to announce that Dr. Curt Stager, professor of natural sciences at Paul Smith’s College, will speak on the regional impact of climate change […]

Father Gilbert Boisvert Funeral Mass on Hometown Cable

http://www.hometowncablenetwork.com/categories/69-religious/2704-fr-gilbert-boisvert-funeral-mass-2-6-17

Mission of Hope Loading Day – Video by Calvin Castine

Interviews with Sister Debbie Blow, Sally Kokes and Paul Green.  http://www.hometowncablenetwork.com/categories/69-religious/2667-hts-mission-of-hope-shipping-day-2-1-17

Great Shipwrecks of NY’s ‘Great’ Lakes Exhibit Visits Plattsburgh

Plattsburgh, NY. The City of Plattsburgh, Lake Champlain Sea Grant and New York Sea Grant have announced that the Great Shipwrecks of NY’s ‘Great’ Lakes Traveling Exhibit will be open to the public in the second-floor atrium, adjacent to the auditorium, at City Hall in Plattsburgh, NY, from February 6 through April 28, 2017. Admission […]

$4 Million Sewer Upgrade Moves Forward

Peru – As reported in the Peru Gazette, Peru’s sewer line and pumping infrastructure is aging and under capacity. At its January 23rd meeting, the town board resolved to borrow an amount not to exceed $4,030,070 for the acquisition, construction and reconstruction of sewer facilities. Once the resolution is effective the town will be eligible […]

Work Hard and Be Honest

By John T. Ryan Peru’s younger and new residents probably don’t know 92 year-old Joe Kelley. Best known for being Clinton Country’s first full-time and third longest serving district attorney (1975-87), Kelley is also a World War II Veteran. Over the course of his career he was attorney for the towns of Au Sable and Peru, […]

Can tiny North Hudson serve as the Adirondack Park’s gateway? | NCPR News

Source: Can tiny North Hudson serve as the Adirondack Park’s gateway? | NCPR News

Police fear another drug OD death | Local News | pressrepublican.com

  Peru Gazette Comment: Very important to share and get the word out about these bad drugs. Friends found Malone man unresponsive; autopsy being done. Source: Police fear another drug OD death | Local News | pressrepublican.com

CVPH to give addicts Narcon kits | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Drug can counteract the effects of opiate overdoses. Source: CVPH to give addicts Narcon kits | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Schenectady casino opens at noon on Feb. 8 – Times Union

The opening time was included in a tweet sent out on Rivers Casino’s account. The $330 million attraction includes a 50,000-square-foot gaming floor with 1,142 slot machines, 67 gaming tables and 15 poker tables attached to a 165-room hotel and a 10,000-square-foot banquet facility. Source: Schenectady casino opens at noon on Feb. 8 – Times […]

St. Lawrence and Clinton County Farmers Chosen as NYS Farm Bureau Leaders

NEW YORK FARM BUREAU NAMES NEW PRESIDENT AND DISTRICT 7 DIRECTOR During the New York Farm Bureau State Annual Meeting in December, voting delegates elected David Fisher, a dairy farmer from St. Lawrence County as the new president of the organization. Fisher and his family have operated Mapleview Dairy in Madrid for four generations. David […]

Police: Opiates may be laced with other substances | News | pressrepublican.com

Two found dead Thursday in Clinton County. Source: Police: Opiates may be laced with other substances | News | pressrepublican.com

North Country Mission of Hope Needs Warehouse

A Message from Sister Debbie Blow follows: The saying goes that when a window is closed, a door is open…or is the opposite? Whichever the case, we find ourselves in the midst of closing windows and doors, while awaiting an opportunity to open new ones. We have a MAJOR NEED and we hope you can […]

Peru Has Another New Business

By John T. Ryan Peru – Peru has a new gas station-convenience store-deli. JAX has opened at 3384 Route 22 in Glenwood Plaza. Jeremy Lowther, an AuSable Valley Central graduate, and his wife Jacqueline operate the store. JAX is, in fact, named after Jacqueline. The Lowthers reside in Keeseville with their four children. What distinguishes […]

Guatemalan workers on North Country farm tell Trump, “look into your heart” | NCPR News

Source: Guatemalan workers on North Country farm tell Trump, “look into your heart” | NCPR News

If Trump builds a wall, will there be anybody to milk the North Country’s cows? | NCPR News

Source: If Trump builds a wall, will there be anybody to milk the North Country’s cows? | NCPR News

Ribbon Cutting Today – Open House Tomorrow

By John T. Ryan There was an excellent turnout of local government and law enforcement dignitaries for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony today at Peru’s new Town Court Building. Judge Jim Kirby and Judge Larry Cabana joined Town Supervisor Peter Glushko, Deputy Supervisor Jim Douglass and Counselor Jim Langley in the ceremony. 4th Judicial District representative […]

Ice Rink Liner Installed

By John T. Ryan Peru – If outdoor temperatures dip again, Peru residents will have a skating rink adjacent to Town Park Road. A few days ago Parks Department personnel laid down a 65 ft. x 120 ft. liner and flooded the rink. The Sullivan Park location is large enough to accommodate the rink and […]

Walentuk takes the helm of Section VII sports – Sun Community News & Printing

PLATTSBURGH — Former Seton Catholic and Lake Placid Athletic Director Matthew Walentuk has been named as the new Interscholastic Athletics Administrator for Section VII. Source: Walentuk takes the helm of Section VII sports – Sun Community News & Printing

Plattsburgh International Airport awarded $38M for expansion plan

​Funds announced during New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address Wednesday in Albany Source: Plattsburgh International Airport awarded $38M for expansion plan

Town Board Organizes for 2017

By John T. Ryan Peru – The Peru Town Board conducted its 2017 Organizational Meeting on Monday, January 9th. Items approved included: Salaries for Elected Positions; Appointees, Appointee Salaries; Department Liaisons; Meeting Dates and Times; 2017 Contracts. Mileage will be reimbursed at the rate of 53.5 cents per mile (1 cent less than last year). […]

Property Owner Has Until April 3 to Demolish or Repair

The Peru Town Board has given a 39 North Bend Street property owner until April 3rd to demolish or correct deficiencies on their property. The Board authorized the action following a January 9th Public Hearing. The property owner Rose Simpson Rodriquez did not appear nor did anyone on her behalf appear at the hearing. The […]

State awards $38 million to Plattsburgh Airport | News | pressrepublican.com

Money will pay for new cargo center and general aviation customs facility. Source: State awards $38 million to Plattsburgh Airport | News | pressrepublican.com

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